A bumper sticker is an adhesive label or sticker with a message, intended to be attached to the bumper of an automobile and to be read by the occupants of other vehicles – although they are often stuck onto other objects. The first buffer stickers appeared shortly before World War II; they were flag-like, and attached to the bumper by wires. The wires were replaced with pressure sensitive adhesive, and as a result bumper stickers became more widespread and practical. Now in 2011 with the use of a computer, custom bumper stickers can be made to express anything a person wishes to say or express to others. custom keychains
Bumper stickers can be commercial, religious, secular, humorous, or in support of a sports team or other organization. They may promote or oppose a particular philosophical or political position. Bumper stickers are a popular way of showing support for a candidate for a government seat and become more common during election years. Considerable variation exists around the world as to the context and purpose of stickers.
On some vehicles, some stickers are like trophy signs of WWII airplanes, either of locations visited or actions completed. More recently, buffer stickers have become a route for advertising and a few companies offer to match car owners to advertisers willing to pay for the ad. Variants of the buffer sticker have developed in recent years, including vinyl decals meant to be applied to a car’s rear windshield, and chrome emblems to be affixed to the body of the car itself, yet generally on the rear. With the recent advancements of bumper stickers it has also made them easier to be removed if the vehicle is sold or the owner wishes not have on anymore.
In the past persons wishing to have a buffer sticker would have to search for the particular sticker they wished to have. Stickers tend to be generic and mass-produced not allowing them or the car owner to be unique. These types of stickers are still used to promote individuals or particular product. There are people that only collect these types of stickers for their historical value and collection. An older dated rare sticker can fetch a high price and be a treasure to some collectors. Collectible car stickers are priced by the amount that was produced at the time and the estimated availability of the original today.